Hello Cuca - Gran Sur [Red Vinyl]
Catalogue No.: LC74RED
Release Date: 30 Jul 2021
Genre: Post-Riot Grrrl / Garage-Rock / Punk / Surf.
RED VINYL VERSION.
La Castanya is releasing “Gran Sur” on vinyl for the first time, originally released on CD in 2004. Very Limited/Non-Returnable.
Hello Cuca, inspired by the DIY philosophy and the Riot Grrrl movement, toured the United States with The Make Up (Dischord / K Records) and Spain with Bratmobile (Lookout! Records / Kill Rock Stars).
Hello Cuca released on vinyl a handful of EPs between the late nineties and the two thousands and then an album released on CD, Gran Sur, an out of print release right up until now that La Castanya is going to release it on vinyl for the first time.
In Gran Sur Lidia Damunt (the same Lidia Damunt who has now gone solo) was joint by her sister Mabel Damunt on the bass and Alfonso Melero (the same Alfonso Melero from Villarrobledo’s much-missed indie aristocracy) on drums. She sang Mabel’s lyrics about a place in-between the Spanish Levante Coast and the West Coast of the United States. A place for Mabel’s dream-theories about love and sisterhood and how we learn how to be people when we talk to each other, when a name is given to us, when we do things and let the others see we have done them.
There they were, and there they are still. Lidia shouting that madness of lyrics and
playing the guitar and Mabel and Alfonso doing their badaboom-badaboom from behind.
It was incredible to watch, it is irresistible, they are the best without question. I think a lot
about Hello Cuca. — Manolo Martínez, Astrud
RELATED TO: Riot Grrrl, Ladyfest, Bratmobile, The Make Up.
“Rock del despertador” recommended song 1:
“Hay una fiesta” recommended song 2:
“Gran Sur” entire album on Bandcamp:
Track listing + Title Translation
1. Gran Sur
2. Rock del despertador
5. Los críos que conocimos en el videoclub
6. A quién le dejas verlo
7. Lady Yo
8. Hay una fiesta
9. Azúcar amargo
10. Mis lágrimas
11. Zapatos Cha Cha Cha
12. Menú complete